I have been living with a man since 1998 and we have run into some personal difficulties and he has the house in his name only and I have spent thousands for roof, AC, carpet linoleum, lamps, fans,stove refrigerator etc ..I know we fall under the common law clause because the intention and " spousal" insurance policies attest to that fact. But he has a "girlfriend" influencing to get a irrevocable will leaving the house to his estranged son; I want to at least get some of my money I spent on the house for upgrades....PS I have pAid the oil bill, Pecorino bill, and Comcast bill along with food every month I have lived there even "our car insurance" Is there any remedy for me?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Pennsylvania
Called a " family attorney and he said he couldn't do it not their thing
In Mitchell v. Moore, 729 A.2d 1200, 1999 PA Super 77 (Pa.Super. 04/12/1999), the PA Superior Court found on appeal that a cohabiting unmarried partner may receive restitution of benefits confered on the other partner if the benefits are of the type which would ordinarily be paid for, and the benefits are not shown to have been made gratuitously (as a gift). The legal theory is called "unjust enrichment."So, "yes," you have a remedy that you can assert in court. Whether or not you can win, depends on your presentation of facts, and the jury's opinion of those facts. These cases typically settle quickly, because the cost of litigation usually exceeds the amount to be recovered.For a civil litigation attorney referral, see this link. Hope this helps. NOTICE: My goal here is to educate the public about the law. Please help me in this effort by clicking Accept (or, click on one of the happy smiley faces/stars/etc., if applicable) for my Answer to your Question. If you have a subscription account, clicking Accept does not create any additional charge. It merely gets me credit for my Answer. And, if you need to contact me again, please put my user id at the beginning of your question ("To Socrateaser"), and the system will send me an alert. Thanks! Please Click the following link for IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION.
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